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Michelle Leonard

CUR Librarian

“Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.”
― Albert Szent-Gyorgyi


Michelle Leonard is a tenured associate university librarian in the Marston Science Library, and serves as the librarian for CUR.  From 2010-2012, Michelle served as the Principal Investigator for the $298,000 National Science Foundation (NSF)grant project “Gaming Against Plagiarism,” an interactive online game about ethics in the STEM disciplines, and has served as a grant review panelist for NSF. In April 2017 Michelle received a travel award to attend the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Research Integrity Short Course on RCR Instruction (SCoRCRI). She is the co-coordinator for the UF RCR Stakeholders Group, a campus-wide initiative to bring together faculty who teach RCR in their curriculum. Michelle currently teaches the class FUNdamentals of Research Integrity for the Honors Program.

Michelle is also the Editor for the UF Journal of Undergraduate Research.


  • M.L.S., Kent State University, Ohio
  • M.A., Kent State University, Ohio
  • B.A., Ohio State University, Ohio